Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royston Hospital) Notice 2011

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  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royston Hospital) Notice 2011: revoked, on 15 September 2016, pursuant to section 54(4) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

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Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royston Hospital) Notice 2011

(SR 2011/331)

Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royston Hospital) Notice 2011: revoked, on 15 September 2016, pursuant to section 54(4) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.

Pursuant to section 54 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Minister of Health, being satisfied of the matters set out in section 54(3) of that Act, gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royston Hospital) Notice 2011.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Declaration of protected quality assurance activity

The Royston Hospital Quality Assurance Activity described in the Schedule is a protected quality assurance activity.

Schedule Description of Royston Hospital Quality Assurance Activity

cl 3

1 Interpretation

In this schedule,—

activity means the Royston Hospital Quality Assurance Activity described in clause 4

participant means a health practitioner who—

(a)

provides health services at Royston Hospital on behalf of Wakefield Health Limited; and

(b)

is participating in the activity.

2 Objective

The objective of the activity is to improve the practices and competence of participants by assessing the health services performed by those participants.

3 Information

The activity is based on information derived from participants.

4 Activity

The activity involves—

(a)

examining patients’ records; and

(b)

analysing the following data on patients:

(i)

admission, discharge (including by transfer), and readmission; and

(ii)

morbidity; and

(iii)

mortality; and

(iv)

outcomes of treatment; and

(c)

identifying and analysing adverse outcomes, complications, or problems that arise in the treatment of patients and that are disclosed by the actions taken under paragraphs (a) and (b); and

(d)

considering reports prepared by participants on adverse outcomes, complications, or problems that arise in the treatment of patients; and

(e)

holding audit and peer review meetings to study and discuss the results obtained under paragraphs (c) and (d), and providing information for the purposes of those meetings; and

(f)

compiling information obtained from the actions taken under paragraphs (a) to (e) and reporting that information to medical advisory and other hospital committees; and

(g)

reporting back to participants on the results of the actions referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f) (for example, on trends showing up in the information referred to in paragraph (f), and on any changes in practice that are desirable to respond to those trends); and

(h)

making recommendations on how participants can improve their performance so as to—

(i)

improve the quality of care they provide; and

(ii)

reduce the incidence of adverse outcomes, complications, or problems; and

(i)

facilitating and monitoring implementation of any recommendations referred to in paragraph (h).

Dated at Wellington this 15th day of September 2011.

Hon Tony Ryall,
Minister of Health.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice, which comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, declares the Royston Hospital Quality Assurance Activity to be a protected quality assurance activity. The effect of this declaration is that—

  • any information that becomes known solely as a result of the activity is confidential; and

  • any documents brought into existence solely for the purposes of the activity are confidential; and

  • the persons who engage in the activity in good faith are immune from civil liability.

The protections afforded by this notice are subject to certain statutory exceptions. For example, this notice does not prohibit the disclosure of information that does not identify, either expressly or by implication, a particular individual.

Under section 54(4) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, this notice remains in force for a period of 5 years after the date on which it is issued, unless it is sooner revoked.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 22 September 2011.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royston Hospital) Notice 2011 that incorporates all the amendments to that notice as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48): section 54(4)